My Hair Straightening Routine
Hey curly girls! This post was requested by a follower on the Bobi Curls Facebook page. How I straighten my hair. I mentioned in a previous post that I don't straighten my hair often...maybe once or twice a year and I'm not exaggerating! My routine is very basic but I'm happy to share!
Step 1: I wash and condition my hair with the Organix Brazilian Keratin Therapy Conditioner. This gives your hair the smoothness and strength it will need before straightening. Apply it generously and rinse.
Step 2: It is important to let your hair dry (air dry or use a T-shirt). You don't want to blow dry your hair immediately. You want to avoid using heat anymore than is necessary.
Step 3: Separate your hair into sections and blow dry. I set the blow dryer on High and use my Con Air Ceramic Hair Brush Paddle while I'm blow drying. There are differing views on blow drying your curls. Some people think that you should keep the setting on Low so that your curls aren't exposed to too much heat at once. Others think that keeping your blow dryer on a Low heat setting is hard on your hair because the drying process takes a lot longer and you're still applying direct heat that your hair is not used to. Feel free to try out what works for you and I would love to hear your view on this!
Step 4: I apply Organix Renewing Argan Oil of Morocco and Tresemme Heat Tamer Leave-in Spray to each section of my air before I straighten it. Make sure you are applying these products evenly.
Step 5: Time to straighten! I use the same technique with my straightener that I use with my blow dryer. While I am applying the heat I am combing through my hair at the same time. Instead of using my Con Air Paddle I use my Evolve Detangling Comb. I use the HerStyler 1" Straightener. It's maybe two or three years old but it still work very well for me. There is no heat setting. It is nicely shaped so you can also use it to curl.
That's all folks!